Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee Says Washington Will Make Clear Hospitals Must Provide Emergency Abortions

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide... Read More

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on... Read More

Seattle Hospital Won't Turn Over Gender-Affirming Care Records in Lawsuit Settlement With Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is dropping a request for a Seattle hospital to hand over records regarding gender-affirming treatment potentially... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is dropping a request for a Seattle hospital to hand over records regarding gender-affirming treatment potentially given to children from Texas as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday. Seattle Children's Hospital filed the lawsuit against Paxton's office... Read More

2024-02-08 20:53:21
by Dan McCue
Rep. McMorris Rodgers Not Seeking Reelection

WASHINGTON — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a well-respected establishment Republican who rose to chair the powerful House Energy and... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a well-respected establishment Republican who rose to chair the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee in a career spanning two decades, announced Thursday that she will not seek reelection this year. The stunning... Read More

2023-07-10 20:41:53
by Dan McCue
Three States Testing New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating

WASHINGTON — Colorado, Louisiana and Washington state are sharing in a total $25 million in federal funding to field test... Read More

WASHINGTON — Colorado, Louisiana and Washington state are sharing in a total $25 million in federal funding to field test a new model for incentivizing fruit and vegetable purchases among participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. As part of... Read More

2022-08-25 18:31:53
by Dan McCue
$1.8M Awarded to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five entities, including local governments and school districts, will share in $1.8 million in funding to make... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five entities, including local governments and school districts, will share in $1.8 million in funding to make their public buildings more energy efficient, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced Thursday. “Buildings are the second largest contributor... Read More

2022-04-15 18:57:18
by Dan McCue
Developer Wants Floating Turbines for Largest West Coast Offshore Wind Project

SEATTLE — Trident Winds, a Seattle-based wind energy developer, has asked federal regulators to approve its plan to develop the... Read More

SEATTLE — Trident Winds, a Seattle-based wind energy developer, has asked federal regulators to approve its plan to develop the largest offshore wind farm on the West Coast, and to allow it to use floating turbines to bring it to... Read More

2022-04-04 20:49:31
by Dan McCue
Washington State Unveils Latest Clean Energy Grants

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Innovative projects ranging from a device that makes green hydrogen fuel from captured rainwater to an initiative... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Innovative projects ranging from a device that makes green hydrogen fuel from captured rainwater to an initiative that makes new products from recycled wind turbine blade materials are the last recipients to share in $8.5 million in... Read More

US Northwest, Canada Devastated by Flood, 1 Death Reported

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — As many parts of western Washington began drying out after a storm that dumped rain for... Read More

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — As many parts of western Washington began drying out after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people were urged to evacuate and crews worked to restore power and... Read More

2021-07-31 17:16:42
by Dan McCue
Detroit, Seattle to Hold Nonpartisan Primaries for Mayor

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for... Read More

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for mayor on Aug. 3. In Detroit, 10 candidates are running, including incumbent Mike Duggan, who currently is expected to breeze... Read More

Confusion Besets New Police Reform Laws in Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice... Read More

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months... Read More

2021-06-25 17:16:16
by Brock Blasdell
Washington State Airports Net $217M to Expand Operation

Airports in Washington are receiving a combined $217 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain and... Read More

Airports in Washington are receiving a combined $217 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain and expand operations.  The announcement follows the Biden administration’s springtime promise of $8 billion in funding under the American Rescue Plan... Read More

2021-03-22 20:52:12
by Sara Wilkerson
Gov. Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a multitude of resources for Washington state citizens, including extension of... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a multitude of resources for Washington state citizens, including extension of the state’s eviction moratorium and a new phase for vaccine eligibility, as well as the resumption of long-term care visitations... Read More

2021-02-19 22:04:45
by TWN Staff
Inslee Taps Feds for $2.2 Billion in Relief Funds

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday approved the appropriation of $2.2 billion federal funding earmarked to help move the state... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday approved the appropriation of $2.2 billion federal funding earmarked to help move the state from COVID-19 pandemic to a lasting recovery. House Bill 1368, which the governor signed Friday afternoon, draws from a pool of... Read More

2020-12-18 19:43:53
by Sara Wilkerson
Inslee Announces Equity Package in Washington State Budget

Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., announced his $365 million equity package that is part of his 2021-2023 state... Read More

Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., announced his $365 million equity package that is part of his 2021-2023 state budget proposal. The equity package announcement is part of the governor’s weeklong policy rollout initiatives that will be a part... Read More

2020-11-11 21:23:37
by Sean Trambley
Schrier Helps Tribes Secure First-Ever Licenses to Expand Internet Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., recently helped the Nisqually and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., recently helped the Nisqually and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in her district fulfill a long time dream. They are two of eight tribes in the state to receive first-of-their-kind licenses... Read More

2020-11-02 07:04:52
by TWN Staff
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)

About Strickland:  Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, who fought in World War II and Korea,... Read More

About Strickland:  Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, who fought in World War II and Korea, met her mother while he was stationed there after the war. If elected to Congress, she will be the first... Read More

2020-10-31 01:08:37
by TWN Staff
WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)

About Herrera Beutler: After growing up in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor of... Read More

About Herrera Beutler: After growing up in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor of arts degree in Communications. She later served as a senior legislative aide for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was... Read More

2020-10-31 01:05:34
by TWN Staff
WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)

About Long:  Carolyn Long grew up working at her family’s small business, John’s Fresh Produce.  After graduating, Long decided to... Read More

About Long:  Carolyn Long grew up working at her family’s small business, John’s Fresh Produce.  After graduating, Long decided to pursue higher education. To help pay for college, she started working at Safeway, first as a courtesy clerk and then... Read More

2020-10-09 14:45:58
by Sean Trambley
Washington State to Provide $300K in Grants to Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $300,000 is available for grants to shellfish growers impacted... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $300,000 is available for grants to shellfish growers impacted by declining exports and restaurant sales due to COVID-19.  Local and global market demand for Washington’s world-renowned shellfish has dropped... Read More

A Seattle Police Officer’s Extraordinary Pay Raises Questions Department Can’t Answer

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Ron Willis was exceptionally busy in 2019 — so much so that he crammed the... Read More

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Ron Willis was exceptionally busy in 2019 — so much so that he crammed the work of two years into just one. Willis, a 58-year-old patrol officer, made $414,543.06 last year — more than the... Read More

Inslee Advances in Washington Gubernatorial Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Inslee was leading decisively in... Read More

Washington State Moves Ahead on Bill to Regulate Governments’ Use of Facial-Recognition Technology

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state senators Wednesday approved a bill that would begin regulating the use of facial-recognition programs by... Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state senators Wednesday approved a bill that would begin regulating the use of facial-recognition programs by local and state governments. Sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Joe Nguyen, Senate Bill 6280 is one of a series of... Read More

2019-08-22 21:07:52
by Dan McCue
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term

WASHINGTON — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid Wednesday night, announcing Thursday that he'll seek... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid Wednesday night, announcing Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor instead. Inslee revealed he was ending his run for the White House on MSNBC's "The... Read More

2018-11-06 00:21:06
by WA-08: Kim Schrier (D)
WA-08: Kim Schrier (D)

I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8... Read More

I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I will bring that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress. Read More

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